Arsene has lost the plot…. The terrible transfer window
I’m calling it now Ladies and Gents; Arsenal fans are in for a terrible transfer window again. Let me clarify I don’t mean that we are not going to sign anyone – clearly we will. I mean Granit Xhaka wow, amazing piece of business, I can’t fault it. But the problem, like many of the other transfer windows that have gone by, is he is not necessarily needed . And it seems, again, we are going into a transfer window picking up players who, for one; we don’t need, and secondly; probably will not show their full potential until 6 years from now. Well I’m bloody done waiting for the next ‘Thierry Henry’.
I think I pretty much made myself clear on the Alvaro Morata situation; he is overrated, I misquoted figures estimating that transfer to be around £25 million well I was wrong its £50 million. I don’t know why people are getting excited over that potential transfer because it is not addressing a pressing issue which is the alarming lack of goals the team has, and at 50 million you got to be out of your goddamn mind to think that makes sense.
The dude produced 12 Goals in 47 appearances last year for Juventus; very impressive (please sense the sheer sarcasm), if you sign anyone for 35 million plus in this league, that person better hit the ground running. Better yet have to have had a reputable scoring record in a top European league; which I neither think he has the capability of doing, nor has an impressive record to boast about. The majority of us pissed ourselves when we found out about the Martial deal to United, me included, but the reality is they only signed him for an initial fee of £35 million, which can rise to £63 Million if within the first 5 years of his deal wins the Balon d’Or , United win the league and he wins player of the season. Now are you honestly going to sit there and tell me Morata is better than Martial? Well if the answer is yes… go to sleep you’re drunk.
Arsene reminds me of a University student; in the sense that he never prepares for the Premier league season in a similar way that most students never revise for the exam, yet goes into the exam expecting to pass. Arsene never addresses the concerns of the team, we need goals and I know a lot of other people say that the goals can come from elsewhere or some are genuinely hoping that poor excuse for a French model/Dimitar Berbatov in disguise, will someday produce goals, but what I don’t understand is why leave it to chance? We know what the problem is but yet go after the next ‘Petit’ or ‘Henry’ or ‘Bergkamp’. But then why promise Arsenal fans the league knowing well and truly they would be incapable of performing within their first few seasons.
Next year’s Premier league, will be the most competitive ever, not only because of the calibre of managers but because all of the sides aiming for the title boast strikers with impressive scoring records. Maybe not last year but in recent seasons in the BPL, yes that 25 goal a season man that includes Leicester, Tottenham, Man United, Liverpool and City; and just in case you don’t think a centre forward’s goals are important. Aguero is pretty much the only reason United didn’t finish in the top four; remember they finished 18 goals worse off than City. (Yes I know we have Sanchez, but as last year proved he is not a striker, and shouldn’t really be expected to be the main goal scorer especially when he is not leading the line)
Quite simply if we go after players like Morata who are not needed, I’m stockpiling crates of Tesco brand whisky and Stella Artois, I will not be watching this season sober. I am in no way encouraging alcoholism, but if we are going to be heading down the same path of mutually assured failure come January – as in out of the last 16 Champions League, out of the Carling cup, on our last legs in the Premier league title race leaving the only competition we can win as the FA cup – with a misfiring French model with performance issues – not remembering the season ahead might not be a bad idea, considering if you wanted to relive it you’d only have to watch DVD’s of our last 4 seasons, so I doubt I’d be missing much!